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Hi I'm Heather!

I grew up on the east coast, I'm a college student, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an Elementary Education major, and I absolutely love it! To me, the greatest thing is working with kids and youth, and I have volunteered at many youth programs. When I’m not teaching (or studying), I enjoy spending time with friends, cooking one of my favorite recipes, playing tennis, practicing piano, reading a good book, or spending time outdoors. While I'm always looking for something new to try, a couple of my favorite outdoor activities are hiking and occasionally going for a long run. To me there is nothing greater than the feeling of running along a dirt road with the sunset on the horizon, or atop of a hill on a warm summer night with the starry sky overhead, looking out over the city lights. I am excited to be graduating very soon, and look forward to all of the adventures that lie ahead.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon originally due to my parents. They both joined the church when they were older and I grew up learning about the faith. But when I was young I had a personal experience that caused me to consider what I felt about God myself. When I was only 6 years old, I had an accident where I completely lost my vision in both eyes. It was so severe that the doctors thought I would be permanently blind. Remarkably, in time, my vision was restored again and to good condition. That experience helped me to see the miracle of the human body, how incredible it is to have what we are able to do, and left me in awe of the body's abilities being beyond more than I could ever comprehend. It also made me realize how precious life is, and how parts of it can be taken away so easily at any given point. From having such an experience early in my life, I asked myself many important questions about what I really believed, and I realized the convincing evidence that there really is a God. As I got older, I wanted to know even more about Him. On one occasion, I decided to pray to God for additional knowledge. After doing that, I attended church where a leader of the church spoke. This was not just any leader it was a prophet of God, and I had no idea he would be there! As I listened to him speak that day I felt peace in my heart and a feeling like the pure love of Christ. I will never forget this feeling I had because it allowed me to know for certainty that the Church of Jesus Christ is Christ’s church today, led by Him through a real, living prophet. I’ve been blessed to have so many experiences with God throughout my life. Ever since my accident, my eyes have been a constant reminder to me of all God has given me. Every time I see a sunrise, look at a beautiful waterfall, or admire my one of God's creations, I am reminded that I have a loving Father in Heaven who is aware of me and cares for me.

How I live my faith

I feel like I live my faith everyday. The knowledge that I have about God and the things that I've learned, help me to shape my decisions and to realize the most important things in life. I've come to the conclusion that they are these loving and serving God and others. I try to serve God by living my life according to what he has asked of me, rather than what is popular or correct according to the world today. I study my scriptures each day and the words of the living prophet to try and continually discover those things which he would have me do. I've also tried to help others in many different situations. I particularly like working with the youth. I've been able to help with the girl's weekly activity group, for girls ages 8 to 11. That was a lot of fun, and when we weren't ice cream sculpting, we were having some great times getting to know each other and strengthening our faith. I've also help to organize many fun, social activities for my peers to come and mingle, feel the spirit, and have a good time. I believe that there are always great places and wonderful people to serve if you really look for those opportunities! 

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

A visit from the missionaries is an opportunity for you to ask them the questions that you want to know about our faith. Missionaries are friendly and fun, and always carry with them an uplifting message. If you do not have any questions to ask them, the missionaries will also be prepared to share with you what makes our church so unique, how this message can help you in your life, and what you can do to know for yourself that it's true. One visit typically lasts anywhere from 15-45 minutes, depending on your interest and availability. The missionaries are great, and I would definitely recommend requesting a visit from them if you want to learn more. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Yes! I have felt a witness in my heart that Thomas Monson is really a prophet of God, and you can know that too! I would invite you to listen to his words and pray to know the truth of it for yourself, for that is what I did to know.  Show more Show less